AI&P TACTICAL, LLC
CUSTOM TACTICAL SHOTGUNS
72 E Chauvez Rd
Scottville, Michigan 49454
Tel: 231-690-0954 Fax 231-480-0360
J.D. McGuire, Owner
To veiw the Surefire forends and weapons lights go to www.surefire.com as there is no way I can put all the products on my web site are take better pictures of them then the Surefire web site has. To see the Elzetta bracket and Mesa brackets I mention below go to www.elzetta.com
There are differences of opinion on the need for a weapons light on a Home Defense weapon. I believe a weapons light is a must on a dedicated HD shotgun. You have to be able to identify a threat at night to justify using deadly force.
For the dedicated HD the Surefire forend is the best choice. The reasons are clear. The forend is a dedicated weapons light and the switches are built into it. This means there are no brackets with screws that can come loose, no cable to hang up on everything and anything and no glued on pressure pad to come off the forend at the worst possible time. With the Surefire forend the switches are always there in the exact same place when needed.
I recommend the 318LM Surefire forend for a Home Defense shotgun. It is a 100 lumens light. I wish it was not that bright but that is the lowest power one the now offer. For an LEO duty weapon I recommend the 200 lumen 618LM.
The LMG version of both of the above has an additional switch on the right side that kills all power. This is a blessing and a curse. I do not recomend this version for Home defense shotguns. There is no reason for you to turn off all power to the light. The curse is that you have bumped that rocker switch and killed all power and you don't realize it till 3am and you are attempting to identify a threat. Your pushing the pressure pad and nothing is happening and you panic and the threat is on top of you.
An LEO who is going to carry this weapon in a soft case should opt for the LMG series. This switch prevents power from being drained should say put a duty bag on top of the weapon case in your trunk and it activates the pressure pad. Many an LEO can tell you how that happens. You have to make it a part of your routine to turn that switch on every time you remove the weapon from the case. You have to do that EVERY FREAKING TIME. Got it?
Again, to much light is a bad thing inside. You back wash and illuminate yourself and should you scan across a window, mirror or even a picture on the wal you blind yourself.
If the cost of the dedicated forend is out of reach or simply more then you want to invest then opt for the Elzetta brack or a Mesa Tactical bracket the any of the Surefire LED flashlights. I recommend the G2X Pro. It has a dual switch clicky cap. first push it 15 lumens, perfect for inside and the second push is 200 lumens for outside.
I am a Surefire Professional Dealer and can get any surefire product. These are the ones I keep in stock and to add a Surefire forend to any AI&P Tactical model add the below cost to the price of the weapon. This is not my selling price for the below Surefire fornends if you simply want to buy one as the below price reflects what I subtracted from your build for the Speedfeed LE forend. If you simply want to buy a Surefire forend add $25 to the below price.
The below prices are for sale or adding to your build for these lights and brackets.
G2X Pro $ 90
6PX Pro $115 Same as G2X Pro but with aluminun body
Mini Scout M300A $305
Mini Scout M330C $370
Sout Light M600B $390
Mesa Tactical Magazine clamp with Rail part 90910 $80
Barrel Camp with rail part 90700 $80
Elzetta light mount for shotgun ZSM $35
Elzetta light mount for shotgun ZSM (thumb screw) $42
Combo deal when added to any AI&P Tactical build or rebuild of your weapon: Elzetta ZSM and G2X Pro $120
WARNING: Surefire dealers can not sell on e-bay or other auction sites. The lights you see on those sites are clones. You can call surefire and ask and they will simply tell you that if you buy on e-bay you are doing so at your own risk. I wish they would simply come forward and admit their product is being cloned and those are cheap China copies. Leupold at least had the nads to put out a product warning a few months ago that their scopes are being cloned and sold here in the USA. So if you are fool enough to think that you can get one of the above lights for less then dealer cost then you are getting what you deserve.